We want to leave behind a beautiful world where our grandkids’ children can snack, live, and flourish in healthy environments that are free from waste, pollution, and harmful chemicals. The good news: a few small changes can make a big difference. And these tweaks are not only good for the planet, they're good for us too.
Switching to a healthier diet can reduce an individual's water footprint by as much as 55%! Isn’t that incredible? If you’re looking for a way to help the Earth with the foods that you eat, follow these simple steps!
- Buy local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients when you can! If you live in Oregon, but your oranges come from Florida, think of how much gasoline is used to get those juicy fruits to your table.
- Keep your eyes peeled for certified organic produce—these farming systems minimize harm to our environment. Anything labeled organic is also non-GMO.
- Skip the meat & dairy. Livestock farming is one of the most significant contributors to our warming climate. Eating vegan is one way to do what you can to prevent it.
- Can’t get enough of your chocolate and coffee? Before you buy, make sure they’re certified fair-trade products. This ensures producers overseas are making a fair wage. (Rule Breaker uses only fair trade certified chocolate!)
- Find the beauty in imperfections and pick out fruits and vegetables that aren’t so pretty. Twenty billion pounds of produce go to waste each year because they are considered “ugly.”
- Get the entire family involved! Turn your grocery store trips into a game where the little ones can help you pick out all the healthy foods they’d like to eat.
Every choice you make, no matter how big or small, makes a significant impact on both our beautiful planet and our beautiful bodies.